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Loeb & Loeb’s Investment in Chicago Office Continues

CHICAGO, Illinois – Loeb & Loeb announced today that Jeremy D. Margolis and Robert M. Andalman have joined the firm’s Chicago office as partners in the Litigation Department and in the White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Compliance and Investigations Group. Both join from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP where they were partners and Margolis served as Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense Practice.

Margolis and Andalman are the third and fourth lateral partner hires in 2008 for Loeb & Loeb’s Chicago office. Loeb & Loeb has been committed to actively developing their presence in Chicago, both in growth and diversification of practices. Last year the firm added a substantial patent litigation practice also from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

Jeremy Margolis, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, provides counsel and litigates on behalf of clients in grand jury investigations concerning white-collar defense cases, as well as complex commercial litigation cases. His clients include officers, directors and key employees of public and private companies and he has represented high-ranking elected and appointed officials of both political parties. Prior to his work in the private sector and his 11 year stint in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Margolis served as Illinois Inspector General for three years, and as Director of Illinois State Police for four years. His work in these capacities has earned him numerous honors including the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, the U.S. Secret Service Honor Award, and the Anti-Defamation League’s Civil Rights Award.

“Jeremy’s extensive experience working in the public sector has enabled him to consider the law from a perspective that is invaluable to clients,” commented Loeb & Loeb Co-Chair Michael Beck. “His impressive résumé speaks for itself and we welcome him and Rob to the firm.”

Robert Andalman’s national trial and appellate practice concentrates on complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. On civil matters, he represents and counsels companies and individuals confronting a variety of business issues, from contract disputes, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, employment and non-competition matters to civil rights cases, on both the federal and state level. Andalman’s criminal defense practice includes advising clients facing grand jury inquiries and accused of violating RICO, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, bank fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, perjury, tax and other offenses.

“While we are always interested in talented attorneys who might be a good fit, it’s particularly gratifying to find a team like Jeremy and Rob who have already developed a high level of synergy and can hit the ground running for our clients,” said Loeb & Loeb Co-Chair John Frankenheimer.

“Jeremy and Rob will provide a much deeper bench in Chicago adding to our practice diversity which now includes corporate and securities; bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts; and real estate, in addition to IP counseling and litigation,” said Chicago Administrative Partner-in-Charge Daniel Frohling. “They will be tremendous assets to our colleagues and clients and we look forward to working with them.”

Margolis received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. Andalman received his B.A., with honors and distinction, from the University of Michigan and his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University.

Loeb & Loeb’s White Collar Criminal Defense Group provides compliance counseling, investigates matters involving alleged wrongdoing and defends individuals and companies accused of wrongdoing by federal or state authorities. When companies or individuals are investigated or charged by law enforcement or regulatory agencies, they regularly work with such entities to resolve the matter, and, when necessary, vigorously defend clients in state and federal courts. Loeb attorneys provide valuable advice to help companies develop and implement compliance programs designed to detect and, to the extent possible, prevent wrongdoing. If wrongdoing is detected or suspected, they conduct internal investigations to determine the scope of the problem, resolve the matter, prepare for and deal with regulatory scrutiny and minimize damage.

About Loeb & Loeb LLP: Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service national law firm approaching 300 attorneys focusing on select core industries and practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients, and is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of corporate and securities matters; litigation; entertainment and media law; finance; real estate; intellectual property; private equity; employment; advertising and promotions and tax and wealth services. The firm represents multi-national, Fortune 100 companies in their mid-market transactions and litigation matters, and serves as primary outside counsel to a multitude of mid-market clients. The firm also represents clients ranging from high tech start-ups to high net worth individuals and families. The firm has four domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Nashville and an affiliation in Asia and Europe.